Toronto Embraces Modular Construction to Help Ease Homelessness

The City of Toronto Canada has announced that it will be moving forward with a $47.5 million (CAN) project to build 250 modular housing units on city owned property to help tackle homelessness in the city. The City announced the details of the supportive housing initiative on Wednesday (4/29), which will see the creation of 110 modular homes on two City-owned sites by September 2020. Horizon North, which recently constructed similar facilities in Vancouver, is the company set to design and build the units. At this time, it’s not clear where exactly in Toronto the sites will be located, but City staff are now in the process of identifying City-owned/controlled sites that will be appropriate for the development of modular housing. Toronto Mayor John Tory said “We know helping people with supportive housing is good for everyone and modular housing is a way to make that happen faster.”

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